Keyword: Command, Control, and Navigation Systems

Robotics, Automation & Control

Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
How much do you know about humanoid robots?
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A magnetically controlled medical device to remove blood accumulating in the brain during a stroke.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
Briefs: Motion Control
Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.
Briefs: Communications
Researchers built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

INSIDER: Medical

A new method of generating gaits for robotic assistive devices aims to guarantee stability and achieve more natural locomotion for different users. The method is being developed by a team at...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University took an all-terrain vehicle on wild rides through tall grass, loose gravel, and mud to gather data about how the ATV...

INSIDER: Propulsion

Fireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey.

Briefs: Imaging

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Physicists at the University of Würzburg have propelled micrometer-sized drones significantly smaller than red blood cells, exerting precise control, using only light.

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2022

Designing the connected battlespace of the future...mobile robots that detect and alert soldiers to dangers in real time...'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid their navigation, rather...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These shape memory robotic arms eliminate the need for joints, rigid skeletons, or framework.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The robots move more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, making it exceptionally nimble and capable of...

Briefs: Communications
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A mobile robot will go to the South Pole of the Moon — with help from radiation-hardened avionics.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The multi-legged robots are capable of maneuvering in challenging environments.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The model allows robots to ask clarifying questions to soldiers.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
It can also find the nearest electric wall outlet to recharge without human assistance.